Getting To Known Dominique Ross

An offer Tuesday night has the son of a Super Bowl champion thinking about Michigan State. Get to know a little more about linebacker Dominique Ross and his interest in the Spartans.

One thing Mark Dantonio has proven over the years is his interest in bringing players into his programs that have had parents or brothers with college or even professional football backgrounds.

One of the newest offers extended by the Spartans happened Tuesday night when Michigan State offered Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy linebacker Dominique Ross.

Ross, whose father Dominique Ross Sr., won a Super Bowl ring with the Dallas Cowboys and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a college career at Valdosta State.

“Tuesday, Coach (Mike) Tressel came to our practice and watched,” said Ross. “Later that night we talked and he said he liked my ball skills and offered me.”

As for his interest, Ross feels the Spartans have one thing he’s looking for in a program.

“With Michigan State having a tough defense for the past couple of years would play a big role in my decision if I would go there,” he said. “I’m a believer that defense wins championships and being part of a tough defense would be great.”

As for the distance from home, Ross stressed distance is not a factor.

“I have no problem being away from home,” he said. “I don’t know anybody at Michigan State, but watched them play Baylor last season in a bowl game.

“I might be able to come up this summer but I’m not 100-percent positive about that now. If not I might look to go up during the season on one of my visits. Right now my recruitment will probably end by the end of my senior season.”

The future entrepreneur is not paying too much attention to his growing offer list but in the past few years found the Spartans Cotton Bowl opponent as a team that caught his eye.

“I’m not sure how many offers I have right now but think it’s around thirty,” he said. A couple of years ago I liked Baylor as I really liked their uniforms and my dad played in Texas for the Cowboys. He said Texas is a nice place to live. So Baylor would also be a school that I would consider."

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